By Isaiah N. Brydie, Esq.
Child Support Attorney in North Tulsa
When parents are legally separated or divorce, children are entitled to support of both parents, which more often than not requires child support payments in Oklahoma. Courts compute child support obligations based on a formula that considers each parent’s overnight child-care obligations, each parent’s income and each parents other contributions to child care.
Because the computation considers each parent’s involvement in other matters such as overnight care and insurance, child custody decisions can have a significant impact on which parent, if either, will be obligated to pay child support. The best child support attorneys work with clients to determine what they want for their children and how they are best prepared to contribute to child care when negotiating custody and child support matters.
During a divorce a family court will establish the amount that must be paid early in the process through a Temporary Order and then in the final divorce decree. The amount of money at stake can be very substantial when accounting for the fact that payments can stretch out to 18 years or longer. It’s important to get that payment at the right level to support the children and to make sure it gets paid on schedule.
In North Tulsa, Urban Legal‘s child support attorney is a member of your community and knows your courts. An experienced child support attorney will help you either get your child support payment assessed at a level you can pay or collect child support payments to which your children are entitled. The right divorce lawyer can make a big difference.
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In a divorce proceeding, a parent needs to be sure that child support payments are set at an amount they can afford to pay. A child support attorney can help with that.
Parents who have had trouble collecting child support payments for their children have a number of options. Wages can be garnished allowing payments to come directly out of the non-custodial parents pay check. A contempt of court action can be filed against a parent willfully refusing to pay. This can lead to up to six months in jail, fines and loss of a driver’s license and other state-sanctioned professional licenses.
As life circumstances change one parent or the other may need to get a child support order modified. This can happen before a final divorce decree as well as after. Seeking to modify a child support order is also something the Urban Legal child support attorney can handle for you.
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Especially if you are not sure what rights you have or how to proceed with a child support matter you will want to call someone right away to get your questions answered. At Urban Legal your initial consultation is always free. Call today at (918) 323-4334.